You can pay for up to three previous charging days, today or any day up to 90 days in the future. The daily charge is:

  • £100 for vans or specialist diesel vehicles (over 1.205 tonnes unladen weight up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight) or minibuses (up to 5 tonnes) which do not meet Euro 3 standards. 

  • £100 for HGVs, lorries, vans and specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes as well as buses/minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes which do not meet Euro VI (NOx and PM) standards, but meet Euro IV (PM)

  • £300 for HGVs, lorries, vans and specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes as well as buses/minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes which do not meet Euro IV (PM)

When to pay

If you drive within the zone, you have to pay before midnight of the third charging day following the journey.

Fail to pay on time and you risk getting a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). To see if and what you need to pay, check your vehicle. Or find out about discounts and exemptions.

How to pay

Online

Auto Pay

If you register for Auto Pay, and drive a registered vehicle which does not meet the LEZ emissions standards within the zone, you will be automatically charged.

You can also currently pay Congestion Charge and ULEZ charges this way.

If you would prefer not to set up Auto Pay, you can pay the LEZ charge for the three previous charging days, today or any day up to 90 days in the future online.

Don't pay through unofficial websites which may mislead you. You should always pay LEZ charges with us on our secure online system. Read more on avoiding payment fraud.

Can I pay for more than one vehicle at a time?

Yes, if you know in advance which vehicles will be driven within the LEZ on which days.

What if I've hired a vehicle?

If you intend to drive within the LEZ, you should check with your hire company that the vehicle meets emissions standards. If it doesn't, and the hire company hasn't made an arrangement to pay the daily charge, you'll need to pay it.

Do I still need to pay other charges?

Remember, the LEZ is not the same as the Congestion Charge zone in central London and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The Congestion Charge operates 07:00-22:00, every day, except Christmas Day (25 December). The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, every day except Christmas Day (25 December). If you drive within either of these charging zones during these times, you need to pay them even if you meet the LEZ standards or have already paid the LEZ daily charge.

Heavy goods vehicles, vans and other specialist vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), as well as buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes GVW that meet the new Euro VI (NOx and PM) standards already in operation in the ULEZ, will not have to pay an additional ULEZ charge. The Euro VI (NOx and PM) LEZ emissions standard will be a London-wide requirement.

If you drive an HGV over 12 tonnes in Greater London at any time you will also need to apply for an HGV Safety Permit. A penalty charge notice will be issued to vehicles without a permit.

London Road User Charging Account

If you set up an account with us you can:

  • Make faster payments by storing your contact, vehicle and payment details
  • Allow up to five people access to your London Road User Charging account

Use the sign in box on this page to create an account.

Phone

UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
International: +44 (0)343 222 2222

Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)

Lines are open:

Monday to Friday:08:00-20:00
Closed on weekends and bank holidays